So... The good news is after a long week of working on the thing, I have finally finished the vanity commission to go along with the Lady's Sitting Chair. You'll remember, she started out looking like this:
Here she is (finally united with the chair she inspired) after a coat of satin ivory, some hand-painted details, and just-the-right-amount of distressing:
I managed to snap just this one photo, when a giant gust of wind took this photo shoot from sublime to OH-MY-HECK!!!!
WAHHHHHHH!!!! I seriously want to cry. It was such a beautiful old (heavy) mirror. :( I believe I can put the frame back together with some L-shaped braces and have a new mirror cut for the frame. Thank goodness neither the chair or the desk were harmed by the huge shards of thick, broken glass!!! (small blessings...)
I decided to keep the original patina on the hardware, and don't those pulls look LOVELY against the ivory distressed finish?!?!?
And did you catch the glimpse of the hand-painted damask detail there in the corner? Yeah... I'm a cheater. I wish I could whip gorgeous flourishes out of thin air like my good friend Cara (see her handy work on the Damask Dining Table.) I'm WAY too OCD to trust myself to put paint to anything without a guide. I found a very fun, very useful, very FREE online tool that I used to create this damask design. I'll tell you all about it Monday... (I know, I'm not only a cheater, I'm also a tease...)
Let's take another look at those damask details:
And one last look at her, in her decapitated glory:
Here's to hoping that I can get the mirror thing figured out before she comes to pick things up on Tuesday!